Kathy is a former two-term city commissioner in a Apopka, Florida. She served on the council from 2004-2012. Having this experience means she knows the challenges local elected officials and leaders face each day. And she understands the dedication necessary to represent and advocate on behalf of the families and businesses within a community.
As a commissioner, she testified on numerous occasions before Florida state legislative committees, advocating for the preservation of municipal Home Rule. In 2012, she founded Kathy Till & Associates., Inc. Working with the Florida League of Cities, she was responsible for creating and developing their regional advocacy team program, managing five teams of local elected officials in fifteen counties and seventy-five cities throughout Central Florida.
Kathy worked with team members to craft a targeted strategic advocacy plan, designed to provide local officials with the knowledge and skill-set necessary to successfully build relationships with and lobby their legislators.
Kathy’s work as an author and blogger include writing an advocacy guide for the Florida League of Cities and multiple articles on advocacy published in the Quality Cities magazine. During her tenure as an elected official, she wrote a blog entitled Dine Around Apopka, highlighting the many restaurants in the city, sharing the exceptional stories of the owners and employees.
As an advocate a leader in Central Florida, Kathy has served as:
- Past President – Tri-County League of Cities
- Past Chairman – Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee
- Past Chairman – Florida League of Cities Growth Mgt. & Transportation Policy Committee
- Past Chairman – Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce
- Past Board Member – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Apopka
- Past Board Member – G.R.O.W.S. Literacy Council
She is a sought-after lecturer and trainer throughout Florida on advocacy, team building, messaging and strategic planning. Kathy’s common sense, practical approach to influencing leaders is earning her wide-spread recognition amongst elected officials and community leaders.
Aside from her work, Kathy has been married for 31 years to her husband Larry and is the mother to two amazing children, Sonya and Jonathan and her furry companion, Smokey. She’s also the very proud grandmother of Weylan and Hudwin Jewell.
What Are Clients are Saying…
“The City of St. Cloud and the Tri-county League of Cities have been working with Kathy Till & Associates since 2012. They are viewed as an important partner in our city’s success.” Council Member Donny Shroyer, President, Tri-County League of Cities
“As a result of your training, our coalition was able to lobby in Tallahassee for appropriations needed in our community. Through this lobbying we succeeded in bringing over $7 million to our region. Your hands-on personal touch helped us know who, where and what to do, and allowed us to formulate a strategic plan of action which led to success.” – Melonie Monson, Executive Director, Greater Zephryhills Chamber of Commerce